Conference on Disarmament Plenary Meeting, 28 August 2018 Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil Permanent Representative of Pakistan

Madam President,   I would like to begin by congratulating you on assuming the Presidency of the CD. You can count on my delegation’s full support and cooperation.   We thank you for circulating the first draft of the CD’s Annual Report right at the start of your presidency last week. The draft is structured…

Conference on Disarmament Plenary Meeting (7 August 2018) Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil Permanent Representative of Pakistan

Mr. President,   Since this is my first time taking the floor under your Presidency, allow me to begin by congratulating you on your appointment as the President of the Conference on Disarmament. You can rest assured of my delegation’s full support and cooperation.   Since you have asked us to discuss at the plenary…

Conference on Disarmament (CD), Subsidiary Body 1 (Cessation of the Nuclear Arms Race and Nuclear Disarmament) (2 August 2018 – morning session) Statement by Pakistan Delegation (Delivered by Usman Jadoon, Counsellor)

Mr. Coordinator,   We appreciate the manner in which you have been chairing this Subsidiary Body and thank you and your team for all the hard work that has gone into it. We are grateful for your letter dated 23 July 2018, outlining a structure along with some guiding questions. We also found very useful…

Conference on Disarmament (CD), Subsidiary Body 1 (Cessation of the Nuclear Arms Race and Nuclear Disarmament) (2 August 2018 – afternoon session) Statement by Pakistan Delegation (Delivered by Usman Jadoon, Counsellor)

Mr. Coordinator,   In accordance with the work plan circulated by you, I have asked for the floor to address the issue of nuclear risk reduction measures. As noted by you, this topic was also discussed in Subsidiary Body 2 on the “prevention of nuclear war, including all related matters”.   The SSOD I in…

Conference on Disarmament (CD), Subsidiary Body 2 (Prevention of nuclear war, including all related matters) (29 June 2018) Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil Permanent Representative of Pakistan

Mr. Coordinator,               We appreciate the manner in which you have chaired the meetings of Subsidiary Body 2 on the “prevention of nuclear war, including all related matters”. My delegation has participated actively and contributed substantively during the deliberations.   The discussions held so far revealed once again the wide divergence of views on…

Conference on Disarmament (CD), Subsidiary Body 2 (Prevention of nuclear war, including all related matters) (28 June 2018) Statement by Pakistan on the Issue of Verification (Delivered by Usman Jadoon, Counsellor)

Mr. Coordinator,             Before delving into the elaboration of our comments on the issue of verification of a future treaty dealing with fissile materials, let me emphasize that our views on the specific treaty elements such as verification should be seen in the context of a Fissile material Treaty (FMT) that covers existing stocks,…

Conference on Disarmament (CD), Subsidiary Body 2 (Prevention of nuclear war, including all related matters) (28 June 2018) “Measures Including Legal Instruments” Statement by Pakistan Delegation (Delivered by Usman Jadoon, Counsellor)

Mr. Coordinator,   Let me emphasize that our views on the specific treaty elements such as definitions, verification, and legal and institutional arrangements should be seen in the context of a Fissile material Treaty (FMT) that covers existing stocks, and not on a Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty (FMCT) that is envisaged to ban the future…

Conference on Disarmament (CD), Subsidiary Body 2 (Prevention of nuclear war, including all related matters) (27 June 2018) Statement by Pakistan on the Issue of Scope (Delivered by Usman Jadoon, Counsellor)

Mr. Coordinator,             The discussions held so far in this Subsidiary Body revealed once again the wide divergence of views on almost all issues related to a ban of the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons. Above all, the aspects that are the most fundamental for any treaty, that is, its objectives and…

Conference on Disarmament (CD), Subsidiary Body 1 (Cessation of the Nuclear Arms Race and Nuclear Disarmament) (25 June 2018) Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil Permanent Representative of Pakistan

Mr. Coordinator,   Allow me to begin by congratulating you on your appointment as the Coordinator of Subsidiary Body 1. We thank you for your letter proposing a structure for these meetings. Given your vast multilateral experience and diplomatic skills, we are confident of reaching substantive outcomes under your guidance. You can rest assured of…

Conference on Disarmament Plenary Meeting, 5 June 2018 Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil Permanent Representative of Pakistan

Mr. President,   We learnt through the G-21 Chair, who attended the Presidential consultations held yesterday, that two of the five Coordinators of Subsidiary Bodies refused to meet the President of the Conference on his invitation. We understand that the President wanted to consult with all of the five Coordinators of the Subsidiary Bodies to…

Conference on Disarmament Plenary Meeting, 29 May 2018 Statement by Pakistan Delegation (Delivered by Usman Jadoon, Counsellor)

Mr. President,   Allow me to begin by congratulating you on assuming the presidency of the CD and assuring you of my delegation’s full support and cooperation. We take note of your opening remarks and thank you for reaching out to the regional groups and individual delegations for informal consultations. We will engage with you…

Conference on Disarmament (CD), Subsidiary Body 3 (Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space) (23 May 2018) Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil Permanent Representative of Pakistan

Mr. Coordinator,               Congratulations on your appointment as the Coordinator of Subsidiary Body 3 on the Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space, PAROS. I assure you of my delegation’s full cooperation and constructive participation in the meetings of this Subsidiary Body. Given your experience and diplomatic skills, we are confident that our…

Conference on Disarmament (CD), Subsidiary Body 4 (Negative Security Assurances) (22 May 2018) Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil Permanent Representative of Pakistan

Mr. Coordinator,               I congratulate you on your appointment as the Coordinator of Subsidiary Body 4 on Negative Security Assurances, NSAs. You can rest assured of my delegation’s full support and cooperation. I thank you for the letter and background paper circulated by you on 12 April.   I shall outline the general position…

Conference on Disarmament (CD), Subsidiary Body 5 New types of weapons of mass destruction and new systems of such weapons; radiological weapons – Comprehensive programme of disarmament – Transparency in armament – Emerging and other issues relevant to the substantive work of the Conference (17 May 2018) Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil Permanent Representative of Pakistan

Mr. Coordinator,               I would like to begin by congratulating you on your appointment as the Coordinator of Subsidiary Body 5 and assuring you of my delegation’s full cooperation. This Subsidiary Body has been mandated to address items 5, 6 and 7 of the CD’s agenda as well as emerging issues that are relevant…

Conference on Disarmament (CD), Subsidiary Body 2 (Prevention of nuclear war, including all related matters) (16 May 2018) Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil Permanent Representative of Pakistan

Mr. Coordinator,               I congratulate you on your appointment as Coordinator of Subsidiary Body 2 on the “prevention of nuclear war, including all related matters”, in accordance with Decisions CD/2119 and CD/2126. I assure you of my delegation’s full support and active participation. As per the agreed Timetable, the first five meetings of this…

Conference on Disarmament (CD), Subsidiary Body 2 (Prevention of nuclear war, including all related matters) (16 May 2018) Remarks by Pakistan Delegation

Mr. Coordinator,               Since a reference was made to my country in the remarks delivered by the distinguished representative of the United States, I am compelled to take the floor to respond by providing an accurate historical context and highlighting the considerations that guide our position.                   Contrary to the US statement…

Conference on Disarmament Plenary Meeting, 27 March 2018 Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil (Permanent Representative of Pakistan)

Madam President,             As this is my first time taking the floor under your presidency, let me begin by congratulating you on assuming this position and assuring you of the full support of my delegation. We deeply appreciate the work done by your two predecessors this year – the Ambassador of Sri Lanka for…

Conference on Disarmament Plenary Meeting, 13 March 2018 Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil (Permanent Representative of Pakistan)

Madam President,             Let me begin by expressing our appreciation and gratitude for all the hard work and sincere efforts undertaken by you and your team in order to operationalise the decision adopted by the CD on 16 February 2018 to establish five subsidiary bodies. We acknowledge your extensive consultations for identifying and proposing…

Statement By: H.E. Ambassador Farukh Amil Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva at the Conference on Disarmament Plenary Meeting (High Level Segment) Geneva, 27 February 2018

Madam President,               It is my pleasure to speak during this year’s high level segment of the Conference on Disarmament (CD) under Sweden’s presidency. We take note of the remarks delivered by the UN Secretary General yesterday and thank him for his interest on disarmament issues and his personal support to the CD. We…

Conference on Disarmament Plenary Meeting, 23 February 2018 Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil (Permanent Representative of Pakistan)

Madam President,               As this is the first time that my delegation is taking the floor under your presidency, let me begin by congratulating you on assuming this function and assuring you of the full support of my delegation. We appreciate the extensive consultations undertaken by you. Given your commitment and diplomatic skills, coupled…

Conference on Disarmament Plenary Meeting, 6 February 2018 Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil (Permanent Representative of Pakistan)

Mr. President,             As this is the first time that my delegation is taking the floor in a formal plenary meeting this year, let me begin by congratulating you on assuming the Presidency of the CD. We are very pleased to see you in the Chair and assure you of our full support and…

Conference on Disarmament Plenary Meeting, 5 September 2017 – Statement by Pakistan Delegation (Delivered by Usman Jadoon, Counsellor)

Mr. President, I have requested the floor to read out the statement issued by the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan on 3 September 2017. I quote: “Pakistan condemns the reported nuclear test by the DPRK. Pakistan has consistently maintained that DPRK should comply with the UN Security Council resolutions and asked all sides to refrain from…

Conference on Disarmament Plenary Meeting, 30 August 2017 Statement by Pakistan (Delivered by Usman Jadoon, Counsellor)

Mr. President, I have requested the floor to read out a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan regarding the latest missile launch by the DPRK. I quote: “Pakistan expresses concern over the missile launch carried out by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 29th August, 2017. We urge all sides to…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil Permanent Representative of Pakistan – Conference on Disarmament Plenary Meeting, 22 August 2017

Mr. President, I welcome our new colleagues from the Netherlands and Slovakia. I also welcome Ms. Kasperson as the Deputy Secretary General of the CD. I look forward to working with all of them very closely. We appreciate the substantive activities undertaken this year by the Working Group on the Way Ahead under the leadership…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil Permanent Representative of Pakistan – CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT – Working Group on the Way Ahead (11 August 2017) – Agenda items 5, 6 and 7

Mr. Co-Facilitator,   We congratulate you on your appointment as the Co-Facilitator of this segment of meetings of the Working Group on the Way Ahead dealing with items 5, 6 and 7 of the CD’s agenda. You can count on my delegation’s full support and cooperation. In my statement, I shall address each of the…

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT – Working Group on the Way Ahead – (28 June 2017) – Agenda item 4: Negative Security Assurances – Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan

I congratulate you on your appointment as the Co-Facilitator of this segment of the discussions in the Working Group on the Way Ahead covering Negative Security Assurances, or NSAs. You can count on my delegation’s full support, cooperation and active participation. The issue of NSAs has been on the international agenda for more than half…

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT – Working Group on the Way Ahead – (28-30 June 2017) – Agenda item 4: Negative Security Assurances Follow-up Interventions by Pakistan Delegation Inadequacy of the NPT framework for pursuing NSAs

  – The NPT does not provide any type of security assurances to non-nuclear weapon states. The fact that the NPT framework has failed to provide the desired level of assurance to non-nuclear weapon states, is evident from the call of non-nuclear weapon states to pursue the issue of NSAs in the CD. For us,…

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT – Working Group on the Way Ahead – (23 June 2017) – Agenda item 1 and 2 with general focus on the ban of the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons and other nuclear explosive devices – Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil Permanent, Representative of Pakistan

Mr. Co-Facilitator, The discussions during the last couple of days on the issue of fissile materials have been quite useful and substantive. They provided a welcome opportunity to share our respective positions and gain fresh insight into the state of play on this issue. Such activity in the CD is of great value for developing…

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT – Working Group on the Way Ahead – (22 June 2017) – Agenda item 1 and 2 with general focus on the ban of the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons and other nuclear explosive devices – Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan

   CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT Working Group on the Way Ahead (22 June 2017) Agenda item 1 and 2 with general focus on the ban of the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons and other nuclear explosive devices Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil Permanent Representative of Pakistan Mr. Co-Facilitator, We thank you once again for…

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT – Working Group on the Way Ahead (20 June 2017) – Agenda item 1 and 2 with general focus on the ban of the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons and other nuclear explosive devices Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil Permanent Representative of Pakistan

 CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT Working Group on the Way Ahead (20 June 2017) Agenda item 1 and 2 with general focus on the ban of the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons and other nuclear explosive devices Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil Permanent Representative of Pakistan I congratulate you on your appointment as the Co-Facilitator…